There are lots of ways to direct a domain name to an alternative domain or subdomain and one of them is by creating a CNAME record. In case you own a domain and you have created a website using some on-line service which supplies you with a service subdomain, you can easily link the two by setting up a CNAME record for your-domain.com that directs to subdomain.provider.com. What you will achieve with this is that www.your-domain.com will be in the browser address bar while it opens the already mentioned website from the servers of the third-party company. You should know that if you set up a CNAME record, any other records your domain address may have will stop functioning, so you cannot have both a CNAME record directing to one company and functioning e-mail address with a different one. The CNAME record is always an alpha string, not a number, and frequently more configuration may be necessary with the other company.

CNAME Records in Shared Website Hosting

In case you have a shared website hosting plan from our company and you would like to create a CNAME record, it'll take you a few mouse clicks to get it done. You can access the DNS records for all domain addresses and subdomains hosted inside your account through the Hepsia CP offered with each plan and adding a new record is as easy as clicking on a button, selecting the type, which will be CNAME in this case, inputting the actual record value and saving the modification. If you've never added this sort of record before, we have a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can simply contact us and we will help you with this task. If you have built an Internet site via another company, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, like Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a couple of clicks within your Control Panel.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting CP, which comes with each of our semi-dedicated server accounts, allows you to create a CNAME record effortlessly. In case you want to create a private URL for your emails, to forward a domain to a subdomain within the account or to forward a domain name to another company and use some third-party service that they provide, it won't require more than three clicks to create this type of record. All DNS records for the domains and subdomains hosted inside the semi-dedicated account will be listed in a separate section in the CP, so once you are there, all you will have to do will be to pick the type of the record that you want to set up and the hostname for which you are creating it, and then input the actual record text. For your convenience, you can see a short video inside the CP on how to set up a CNAME record or you can follow the instructions in the help article, which is available in the DNS records section.